I thought I'd mix things up again for this months Favourites, as in July I’ve been loving so many different things, not only beauty, but fashion, lifestyle and music. I feel like I’ve been really adventurous this month haha.
Although I’m sad to see July over as it’s been a great month, I’m looking forward to August as I’m starting back at my final year on my Makeup Artistry Course as well as my Birthday and maybe most exciting of all... A trip to Ikea! Haha
I am very specific when it comes to the temperature; if it’s a little bit too cold I can’t cope and if it’s a little bit too hot I can’t cope. So being in London, with the temperature being a lot higher than the usual Scottish weather, I felt like I was cooking. I saw the Caudalie Grape Water in Topshop and ran to the till with it, this cooling mist spray is fantastic for a refresh and it was glued to me for the weekend.
At IMATS I picked up the MAC Pro Longwear concealer, after seeing so many people rave about it and everyone is so right. It gives such a great coverage, yet is weightless and lasts for so long. I’ve especially loved it under the eyes, as it doesn't crease.
I also picked up the Sugarpill Polish in Angel Cake; this hasn't come off of my nails for the month. I love it! I really hope that Sugarpill start stocking this in the UK soon, as I need more of their glittery goodness in my life, how can you argue with pink and mint glitter!
For my Illamasqua favourites this month, I’ve fallen head over heels for a new way to do my brows. I've been faithful to my Illamasqua Browcake for 2 years until I started using the Precision Brow Gel this month. I still love Browcake, but there’s just the way this looks on the brows. You can make them so sharp and defined, but they can also be so natural at the same time, it’s so much easier to use than I thought it would be.
An eye shadow combination I’ve loved has been Creep and Inception, as blue is very on trend for summer and with blue eyes I can find it scary to wear. Creep, a lilac blue has been my favourite way to wear it, especially paired with the cool undertones in the darker purple, Inception.
Lastly my newest makeup favourite is from the new collection, Dusk. Born Matte Lipstick might be my new go to nude, which breaks my heart as its limited edition. I’m going to have to stock up, as its almost like a matte, ever so slightly darker version of my beloved Rosepout Lipstick.
When in London, there was almost a bit of an outfit mishap where I almost flashed Oxford Street... I had all my outfits planned for London, to find since I'd last worn them, only a few weeks before! I had grown and suddenly all my dresses were too short! I was 5'11, so I was just about getting away with them before, but now that I seem to be 6' everything is suddenly way too short!
So now Playsuits and Jumpsuits are my new best friends, as well as Topshop for their Tall Section, as who knows how many other outfit mishaps might of happened, if I hadn't of managed to find this Palm Leaf Jumpsuit and Kendal + Kylie Playsuit in London. They've fast become firm favourites and I can see myself living in these now.
Hurts are a band that I found a few years ago now through The Vampire Diaries. I recently rediscovered them and found out that they'd also just realized a few new songs from their new album. I’m now hooked all over again; I love both this one, Some Kind Of Heaven and a new one called Rolling Stone just now.
Minus the heat and the almost flashing incident, I absolutely loved being back in London. It's one of my favourite places ever to be and especially getting to go to IMATS and Lush Oxford Street. Even if I did cause a bit too much damage at both... But to get to meet so many lovely people and see a few familiar ones at IMATS was fantastic. Plus its London, I did a full post on it HERE, if you'd like to see some more pictures too.